50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 12-21, 1941):
* A presentation was given last Friday at Clarksville High School on meat cutting, curing andcanning.
The demonstration, given in the home economics laboratory by Kenneth Warner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, began at 10 a.m. and lasted through the afternoon.
During the presentation, half a heifer was cut and canned.
Warner also showed a film on the production, cutting and curing of hogs.
The public was invited to attend.
* J. Carroll Jenkins, cashier of the Commercial & Farmers Bank in Ellicott City, was elected a vice president of the bank this week at the annual meeting of the board of directors and stockholders.
Jenkins planned to continue in his role as cashier in addition to his new duties as vice president.
25 Years Ago (week of Jan. 9-15, 1966):
* Samuel L. Pistorio, developer of the new apartments in the Fels Lane renewal area, said this week that he would have discussions with federal housing officials regarding the possibility of having the apartments built to comply with the specifications for federally subsidized housing units.
If the apartments were to be subsidized, families displaced by the razing of the deteriorated Fels Lane area houses would be able to afford to live in the new apartments.
The original rent scale of $85-$115 per month was beyond the means of many ofthe people who had lost their homes.
Under a rent-supplement program, tenants who qualified because of their income would pay 25 percent of household income for rent, with the federal government making up the difference.
* Parents wishing to familiarize themselves withthe "new math" were given the opportunity to do so by the county Board of Education this week.
The board sponsored a 10-week "New Mathfor Parents" course at St. John's Lane Elementary School.
The cost of the course was $1.00; the textbook cost $2.00.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society'sLibrary.